Future Cruise – Come Join us in Norway

If you have been reading me for awhile, you know that I love to organize group cruises.  No, I’m not a travel agent nor do I work for one but I do love traveling with people, meeting new friends and saving money.  For that reason I select a cruise that I want to go on and invite others to join me.

As you might have surmised from reading about our South America cruise, we loved it.  What we loved about it were the smaller port cities that we were in, the gorgeous scenery and the cooler weather.  We dislike walking about sightseeing while it is 90 degrees outside.  Wearing a jacket is no problem for us!

Trying to find something similar to that last cruise, yet different, proved to be challenging.  I have found something that we are enthusiastic about – a cruise up the Norwegian coast from Bergen, Norway  to above the Arctic Circle and returning via the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands and Edinburgh, Scotland before docking and overnighting at a port near London.

This is on Viking Ocean Line “Star” ship.  All rooms have balconies and are double occupancy.  I will be upfront and say that it is expensive but the price already includes the port charges and taxes and you get an excursion in every port.  It does not include airfare.  If you book through my group you will receive a $500 per person discount on the cruise – per person, not per stateroom!  There is an included daily excursion at no extra cost with this line.  If you go to the “Day by Day”  scroll down and you will see the first excursion will have the word “included” in it and that it the complimentary tour.  Of course you can add other tours for an additional cost.    On board you will also receive free Wi-Fi, beer and wine at meal time.  Complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea.  What I really like are the heated floors in the bathrooms – always wanted them.  We are looking at the June 8th, 2020  sailing from Bergen to London.

We are considering flying into Oslo and taking the scenic train to Bergen.  Watch this YouTube video on the train ride.  By the way, it is not just train but train and boat ride to Bergen.  Here is a review on the train ride.

I plan on eating as much fresh crab that I can.

If you are interested in this itinerary, trying out Viking and want to be part of my group in name only or join us in different activities, then please contact our group travel agent, Michelle at McCabe World Travel outside of Washington DC.  Her telephone number is 703-762-5049 and her email address is michelle@mccabeworld.com

Think you might be interested? Please consider joining us.

2 thoughts on “Future Cruise – Come Join us in Norway

  1. I’ve taken two cruises with Hurtigruten, and flew into Oslo both times. The first time, we took the train to Bergen. The second time, we did Norway in a Nutshell…Both were fun!

  2. Hi Jane,

    My friends just did the Viking British Isles cruise this past summer and enjoyed it a lot. I’ve considered Viking Ocean, but understand that they have recently become more strict about when final payment is due. It seems that my friends’ TA had been able to negotiate delaying final payment for some months, but now Viking no longer allows that. When is final payment due for this?

    BTW. bathroom heated floors are so nice – we put them in when we renovated our master bath a few years ago. Wonderful during NY winters!

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